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Apply now for the Nordic Master in Social Work and Welfare!

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University of Stavanger

Aalborg University

January 28, 2016

The new course will provide a state-of-the-art and tuition-free education, taught in English, within a Nordic equality and diversity context.

Students spend one semester at each university and select among the institutions for the fourth semester thesis.

The Nordic Master in Social Work and Welfare application opens on December 1, 2016 and closes on March 1, 2017. Scholarships are available.

Throughout the master's programme, students engange in the following:

  • ‍Monitoring innovation processes and comparing innovation in welfare services
  • ‍Identifying new ways to develop policies that promote equality and diversity
  • ‍Exploring power issues from both theoretical and experiences based perspectives
  • ‍Identifying empowerment strategies for increased user participation in welfare services
  • ‍Comparing social work in different contexts and countries and adapting best practices
  • Developing new research approaches that focus on close collaboration between research, social work practice and service users – the practice research approach




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University of Stavanger

The University of Stavanger is situated on Norway’s south-west coast, surrounded by magnificent and diverse landscapes. The charming harbour city of Stavanger ranks as Norway’s fourth largest with approximately 130,000 inhabitants and is known as Norway’s “oil and energy capital”. The Stavanger region is Norway’s most productive area and has been the national hub for innovative industry for several decades, partly owing to the petroleum industry and partly to a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship which existed long before the oil age.

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Aalborg University

Aalborg University is a Danish university located mainly in Aalborg, Denmark with campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen. Aalborg University (AAU) was established in 1974 under Aalborg University Center (AUC), but changed its name to Aalborg University in 1994. Today, Aalborg University is the fifth largest university in Denmark based on the number of enrolled students.